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Shady Acres, Alabama
(Marshall County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Shady Acres.

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How Far From Shady Acres to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Shady Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Shady Acres to:

  • Guntersville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Shady Acres to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 34 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,485 miles [10,436.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,072 miles [8,162.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shady Acres ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Shady Acres.

Within Alabama, there are 2 communities which are also named Shady Acres. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

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Communities outside of Alabama

Other Communities Located In Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Shady Acres, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Shady Acres, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the South

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Appling County

Our profile page for Shady Acres, Appling County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the Southeast

Glynn County

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Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Southeast


Morgan County

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Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North Northwest


Charles County

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Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Lee County

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Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the West

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Northumberland County

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Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast

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Lexington County

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Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East

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Coffee County

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Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the North

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Northeast

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Harris County

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Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the West Southwest

Jim Wells County

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Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Shady Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shady Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4693, Longitude: -86.3033     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Shady Acres to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.429 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.133 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.885 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shady Acres.